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Meaning of INTENT

Pronunciation:  in'tent

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"
  2. [n]  the intended meaning of a communication
  3. [adj]  wholly absorbed as in thought; "deep in thought"; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "the book had her totally engrossed"; "enwrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"
  4. [adj]  directed with intense concentration; "a fixed stare"; "an intent gaze"
 

INTENT is a 6 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: absorbed, aim, attentive, concentrated, design, engrossed, enwrapped, fixed, intention, purport, purpose, rapt, spirit, wrapped
 
 See Also: cross-purpose, end, goal, idea, import, meaning, mind, sake, significance, signification, view, will

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*tent"\, a. [L. intentus, p. p. of intendere. See
    {Intend}, and cf. {Intense}.]
    1. Closely directed; strictly attentive; bent; -- said of the
       mind, thoughts, etc.; as, a mind intent on
       self-improvement.
    
    2. Having the mind closely directed to or bent on an object;
       sedulous; eager in pursuit of an object; -- formerly with
       to, but now with on; as, intent on business or pleasure.
       ``Intent on mischief.'' --Milton.
    
             Be intent and solicitous to take up the meaning of
             the speaker.                          --I. Watts.
    
    
  2. \In*tent"\, n. [OE. entent, entente, attention, purpose,
    OF. entente, F. entente understanding, meaning; a participial
    noun, fr. F. & OF. entendre. See {Intend}.]
    The act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a
    design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim.
    
          Be thy intents wicked or charitable.     --Shak.
    
          The principal intent of Scripture is to deliver the
          ?aws of duties supernatural.             --Hooker.
    
    {To all intents}, {and purposes}, in all applications or
       senses; practically; really; virtually; essentially. ``He
       was miserable to all intents and purpose.'' --L'Estrange.
    
    Syn: Design; purpose; intention; meaning; purport; view;
         drift; object; end; aim; plan.
    
    
 
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